Coastal Gardening

Coastal Gardening

SKU# GM0104


John Bickerton & Graham Clarke

A GMC Book

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  • Product # GM0104
  • Type Paperback
    A GMC Book
  • ISBN 978-1-86108-636-5
  • Published Date 2009
  • Dimensions 9 3/4 x 9 3/4
  • Pages 192
  • Photos 573

Many of us dream of living by the sea, but how to tackle the sometimes tricky planting conditions that coastal gardening demands? This inspirational and practical book explains how to design, plan, and plant your garden by the sea, making the most of the coastal microclimate. An exposed situation, extremes of weather, soil type, and salty air can be difficult to deal with. Learn how to design and choose the right plants that will thrive, whether it is for a windswept, sheltered, container, productive, or tropical or exotic-looking garden.

About the Authors Graham Clarke trained in horticulture at the Royal Horticultural Society Garden, Wisley, and then spent a year working in the gardens at Buckingham Palace. He has been a gardening writer for over 25 years and is author of many popular books, including Success with Water-saving Gardens and five other titles in the Success with series. A former editor of Horticulture Week, Clarke still contributes to this industry favorite as well as to Healthy & Organic Living, Amateur Gardening, and The Garden. John Bickerton trained as a designer and gained a wide experience in this area working for Amateur Gardening and Your Garden magazines, designing and coordinating their show gardens at the Chelsea Flower Show, Hampton Court Flower Show, Ideal Home, Amateur Gardening Spring Show, and the National Amateur Gardening Shows including achieving a Gold Medal at Chelsea 1998.

Table of Contents



Chapter 1
Why live near the coast?

Chapter 2
The challenges of coastal gardening

Chapter 3
The value of good garden design


Chapter 4
Shoreline gardens

Chapter 5
Sheltered gardens

Chapter 6
Container gardens

Chapter 7
The productive coastal garden

Chapter 8
Tropical and exotic-looking gardens


Chapter 9
Tough customers

Chapter 10
Coastal trees and hedging

Chapter 11
Colourful coastal plants

Chapter 12
Stunning foliage for colour

Chapter 13
Annuals and bedding plants for colour

Chapter 14
Ground cover plants

Chapter 15
Climbers and wall plants

Chapter 16
Best plants for shade

Chapter 17
Best sun-loving plants

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